January 4, 2015
A long-time friend and I decided to take the scenic route into Portland on Friday for our ‘Girls Day Lunch Adventure’ and we were rewarded with a magical winter wonderland.
Our first stop was Horsetail Falls and it was spectacular. The walkway was very icy but worth the risk of slipping to see the sparkly ice up close.
Icicles hung off all the cliffs and each of the big iconic waterfalls along the old highway majestically roared against icy canyon walls.
Our next stop was Multnomah Falls and it was stuffed with photographers. We bundled up and walked up to the bridge but did not hike any of the trails beyond.
It was more of a fun girlfriend day out filled with laughter and memories along with a little awe, rather than a photographer’s holiday. No tripod, no hiking boots, no rain gear just my camera and a semi-steady hand.
Our last stop was Latourell Falls and again we were mesmerized by sparkly white ice, the roar and majesty of these frozen waterfalls.
For scale, the red splash in the lower left corner in the photo above is another photographer who braved the icy trail.
We finished our drive through the Columbia River Gorge and had a lovely lunch in Troutdale, then decided we’ll have to make this outing a regular occurrence!